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Property Details

Sleeps:
24
Single Bedrooms:
0
Double Bedrooms:
12
Bathrooms:
12
Type:
Villa
Property #:
20525
Nearest Town:
Fiano

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Grand Villa with Private Pool Overlooking Tuscan Vineyards

Villa Giusi

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About The Experience
Ideal for a large group, this villa and its remarkable outbuildings boast nine beautifully renovated and authentic Tuscan apartments. Ideal for couples or multiple families traveling together, each apartment has its own outdoor area while the estate offers a private pool and outdoor seating and dining for the whole group to enjoy. Located in the heart of the Chianti region, stunning views stretch to the ancient towers of San Gimignano and day trips to Siena, Florence and more are easily accomplished using the train station in Certaldo, less than ten minutes away.
Location Description

Strategically positioned between Florence and Siena, this estate is located just two kilometers from Fiano, a village with shops, and six kilometers from Certaldo. Certaldo has all the necessities combined with small-town charm. Pick up groceries or eat out in the modern section and spend the rest of your day exploring Certaldo Alta, the old medieval village. In July, you may find yourself in the midst of a lively Renaissance festival, complete with street artists, actors, musicians, and more. And don't forget to get your fill of medieval architecture! You can explore the Pretorio Palace or marvel at the profile Certaldo castle cuts across the sky. Like museums? Visit the house of Giovanni Boccaccio (author of the Decameron). Day trips can take you to San Gimignano, Siena, and Florence. Pisa and Florence airports are easy arrival points where you can rent a car.

Siena: 30 km/19 mi
Florence: 25 km/15.5 mi
Certaldo (Train Station): 6 km/4 mi
Fiano: 2 km/1 mi
Exterior Description
(1000 m2) Surrounded by fields of sunflowers and gravel paths with rows of cypresses, this estate is ideal for long, leisurely walks. There is an orchard whose products are available to the guests. A private, fenced swimming pool (6 m x 14 m, open May to October) is surrounded by a stone terrace, seating and a wood oven, perfect for pizza parties. Each apartment has its own private outdoor area and private parking is available on the estate.
Interior Description

All the apartments have retained a charming ancient character due to the original antique furniture. Tuscan colored walls, terracotta floors; beautiful mirrors with gold-painted baroque frames create a historical and artistic atmosphere. Located inside the villa are Torre, Caminetto, and Terrazza. Oleandri, Volte, and Cortile are at the rear of the villa in adjoining buildings. Finally, Giardino and Bellavista are in the garden of the villa within adjoining buildings.

Ground Floor:
Giardino (50 m2) - (2 people) This apartment has a large living room with glass doors opening to a private patio with table and chairs. There is an open plan kitchen with a small oven, a double bedroom (beds can be separated upon prior request), and one bathroom with a shower.
Volta (85 m2) - (2 people) This apartment has characteristic terracotta floors, a large combination living/dining room with a fireplace, and a double bedroom with access to a quiet patio with the old well. It features a large wooden table which can seat several guests. The kitchen has a small oven and the bathroom has a bathtub.
Oleandro (40 m2) - (2 people) An apartment with terracotta floors on two floors, the ground floor has a combined living room and kitchen with a small oven and a glass door open to the apartment’s outdoor space. On the first floor are the double bedroom (beds can be separated upon prior request) and a bathroom with a shower. Views are of the surrounding vineyards.
Bellavista (63 m2) - (2 people) This apartment has an air conditioned living-dining room with large panoramic glazed arches overlooking the vineyards, and a private garden. Internally, there is a kitchen with an oven, a double bedroom (beds can be separated upon prior request), a dressing room, and a bathroom with a shower.

First Floor:
10 steps to Camino (115 m2) - (4 people) This two-bedroom apartment boasts two bathrooms with showers, a large antique fireplace in the sitting room, and antique furniture. It has a kitchen with an oven and dishwasher, a walk-through office with writing desk, and a double bedroom and twin bedroom.
Cortile (85 m2) - (4 people) This spacious apartment has Tuscan tile floors and two double bedrooms. There are two bathrooms with showers. The kitchen has a small oven and a sitting area with a sofa. There is an additional sitting room (walk-through room) with a sofa.

Second Floor:
20 steps to Terrazza (115 m2) - (2-4 people) This apartment has a large private terrace (70 m2) overlooking the vineyards. It has sun beds, and is equipped for outdoor eating. Split into two sections, the first section has the living room, kitchen with an oven and dishwasher, one double bedroom and a bathroom with a shower. The second section has a double bedroom with a sitting area, a bathroom with a shower, and a corner kitchenette. This apartment has air conditioning (except in the kitchen).
Torre (65 m2) - (2 people) Located in the tower, this one room apartment with a private library has a double bed (can be separated upon request), a bathroom with a shower, and a kitchen with an oven. This apartment boasts views stretching to the vineyards and park and air conditioning.
Affresco - (2 people) Entering from the communal hall with the grand piano, this apartment is the smallest. It boasts wonderful stucco and frescoes, and amazing view towards San Gimignano. There is one bedroom, a bathroom and a corner kitchenette.

There is a large salon that can accommodate up to 25 guests for indoor meals. Apartment Camino has the largest kitchen that guests can use to cook meals for over 20 people.

Features Description

Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

  • Cook Service: Upon request
  • Housekeeping: 15 Euros per hour
  • Transfer Service: Upon Request
  • Babysitting Service: Upon Request
  • Pool Towels: 10 Euros

Please Note:

  • A Welcome Basket is provided upon arrival.

Features and Amenities

  • Free Parking on Premises
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outside Area - Private
  • Outside Dining
  • Pool Towels
  • Swimming Pool - Fenced
  • Swimming Pool - Private
  • Bikes Available - Upon Request
  • Internet - Wireless
  • American Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster Oven
  • Washing Machine - Shared
  • Air Conditioning - Partial House
  • Fireplace - Indoor
  • Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
  • Cook Service Available - Extra Cost
  • Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost
  • Welcome Basket

Property Seasons & Rates (USD)

Date Range Weekly         Min
Stay
May-01-2018 - Oct-31-2018 $18,229 1 wk

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Arrival Times

Please note: Official Arrival Times:

  • Sat 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Conditions *

Security Deposit

  • Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 2000 EUR

Additional Expenses

  • Heating: According to consumption
  • Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
  • Air Conditioning - Weekly Charge: 290 EUR
  • Weekly Cleaning Charge (Mandatory): 810 EUR

Other Notes

  • Housekeeping available upon request at an extra charge
  • Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
  • Arrival Fee (Outside Posted Times): Payable upon arrival
  • Departure Time: 10:00 am
  • Cook Services (If Available): must be arranged at least 2 months prior to arrival
  • UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES. IF ARRIVING AT DIFFERENT TIMES GUESTS HAVE 24 HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE OR OWNERS WILL BE FINED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
  • Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
  • Extra Services (cook, housekeeping, etc) may be arranged for a non-refundable fee payable to Rentvillas.com. Last minute requests (less than 2 weeks prior to arrival) will be an extra charge. Please inquire for pricing.

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Customer Ratings

  • 5.0 Star Rating Overall
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  • View
  • Outside Area
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  • Kitchen
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
Based on 3 Reviews

Customer Reviews

Overall:
We had the best time. All the family reunited and the times spent together for two weeks were priceless.
Enjoyed Most:
The spectacular 360 degree views, arguably the most beautiful in all of Tuscany. And believe me, we drove all over Tuscany.
Surrounding Area:
We were surrounded by vineyards and rolling hills, a thousand year old church in the near distance, and the ancient towns in the far distance.
Nearby Events or Locales:
Certaldo. It was 15 minutes away.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring bug spray and be sure to spray on before going to sleep, as the windows do not have screens. Great restaurant called Osteria Casa Chianti just 3 minutes by car. One of the finest in all of Tuscany. Another great restaurant was La Saleta in Certaldo. It is also a pasticerria.
Directions:
We used a GPS, but only later when we figured out how it worked. Getting there the first time, we had to call the owner, Alessandro, about 5 times to direct us. I strongly recommend a GPS as the place is hard to find, but a GPS will get you there without getting lost.
Check In Out:
The hosts, Alessandro, Giuliana and Paola were absolutely charming and very helpful. They were there every day attending to us and helping us. We became fast friends.

Mindy, June

Overall:
It was very good overall. Very nice view. The owners were very friendly and accommodating.
Enjoyed Most:
The view!
Surrounding Area:
The view
Nearby Events or Locales:
Certaldo Alto is not walking distance from the villa. It is at least 10 mins of winding roads with no sidewalks for human traffic.
Tips or Restaurants:
Mosquito repellent!
Directions:
The address the owners gave was good for our GPS.

Joanna, June

Overall:
Relaxing, idyllic, beautiful
Enjoyed Most:
The views
Surrounding Area:
Scenery, food, wine tasting
Nearby Events or Locales:
Certaldo. Not within walking distance

Vanessa, June